West Fork Encampment
Route 66 Half-Marathon, 5K, Mile Dash
Festival of Trees
Welcome to Litchfield, Illinois!
Long known for its rich place in Route 66 history, Litchfield, Illinois is also known for its 1,400-acre public recreational Lake Lou Yaeger, a historically preserved downtown area with many points of interest, Route 66 icons Ariston Café and Sky View Drive In, 250+ national brand hotel rooms, broad range of dining options, nearby golf courses and wineries, antique shopping, camping, picnicking, biking and horseback riding.
Litchfield, Illinois is a land-and-water recreational center conveniently located 60 miles from St. Louis’ Gateway Arch and 45 miles from the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Interstate 55.
Travelers to Litchfield will experience classic Midwestern culture, well-preserved history and quality outdoor recreational opportunities along with ample contemporary hospitality amenities.
Visit our Route 66 historic landmarks and new History Museum and Welcome Center.
A new History Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center opened in 2013 in Litchfield. Designed to reflect the Route 66 era, the new attraction is located at 334 Historic Old Route 66 North on the site of the former ‘Vic’ Suhling Gas For Less and near other iconic Route 66 restaurants and landmarks still in operation. Click here for more information.
Litchfield can customize and package group tour visits with the friendly help of our full time Director of Tourism. Take in some classic Americana featuring our Route 66 restaurants, antique shopping and sightseeing in our historic downtown, sampling at nearby wineries, a walk on the beach and an overnight stay in our modern, national brand hotels. Call the Tourism Director at 217-324-8147 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to explore how Litchfield can serve your group.